Last year, LinkedIn announced that there was a 60% increase in messages sent on their platform, and that is why they have been adding various new features like expanded message composition, ability to add different attachment types, a GIF library, and so many more features and updates.
The Meeting Planner Tool
The platform for anything and everything professional is making it easier to connect and meet with your online professional community, so you can take advantage of face-to-face discussions and stay successful!
70% of professionals say that their support system is the biggest factor in their success. To help like-minded individuals, creative-thinkers, idea-composers, and various professionals come together in an easier manner, LinkedIn has added the new Meeting Planner tool in its messaging stream.
This tool allows you to set face-to-face meetings, so you may discuss ideas and initiatives better, in a very simple, straightforward, and fast manner. Students can set up meetings with alumni for advice, job-hunters can set up meetings with recruiters to discuss vacant positions, companies can set up meetings with future employees, and so much more.
With the Meeting Planner tool, you no longer need to switch back and forth between apps and calendars, instead, you can directly share your available spots from the app itself. Also, you won’t need to create another calendar on the app, as you will be able to connect your phone’s calendar easily and share that with your network.
All you have to do is, tap the calendar icon to grant access to reference the local calendar on your mobile device, and then select the open time slots you’d like to propose”. In the near future, you will also be able to check if the proposed time works and directly send a confirmation.
Not only can you set up a meeting with the Meeting Planner tool, but you can also choose a location to meet up. Through this tool, you will be able to send your location to find a meeting spot close to everyone involved. This is particularly helpful for individuals on business trips somewhere new and want to “set up real-time meetings at events”.
In 2016, LinkedIn showcased a similar idea with their inbot system which users could use to schedule meetings by asking the robot to search their calendar and propose a time, however bots were never really accepted by social media users, even though it would have been a helpful tool.
Now, this human-operated tool is much more convenient and easier to use. No robots are needed in our world!
Reach out to your community, set up your meeting, grow, and stay successful!
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